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14 Unique Ways To Enjoy A New York City Summer!

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New York in the summer can be incredible hot and humid, plus it’s considered the high season so you can expect higher prices and large crowds.

If you’re planning a New York summer, then you’re going to want to go in prepared, otherwise you’ll find yourself standing in long queues, exhausted by the heat, and frustrated by all the people.

Don’t fret though, as you can still have an enjoyable trip!

Summer also brings with it dry weather and some of the cities most vibrant and popular festivals, from NYC Pride, Tribeca Film Festival, Shakespeare In The Park, and closing the summer with Electric Zoo Festival.

If you’re not a cold weather person and like the feel of the sun on your skin, picnics in the park, sidewalk cafes, beer gardens, rooftop bars, and bike riding around town, then keep reading for some unique ways to spend summer in NYC.

Ways To Enjoy New York City in the Summer

1. Enjoy a New York cafe with a garden

Bryant park cafe

I remember cafe bumming to keep warm from the icy rain and the snowfalls in the winter, but in the summer it’s the place to be to cool down.

Imagine sitting in a spacious cafe with a shaded garden, flicking through the morning newspaper or indulging in a book, and watching the world go by under the shade of the trees.

Some of my favorite cafes with outdoor seating and a garden are Bryant Park Café, The Oasis Cafe in Flushing, and Book Club in East Village.

If the heat doesn’t bother you, grab a takeaway coffee and a blueberry bagel and check out Washington Square or a wander around the beautiful streets of West Village.

2. Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park, Central Park

people walking through avenue of trees in Central Park in NYC
Central Park in NYC

Central Park is one of the most iconic destinations in NYC and no trip would be complete without wandering around this expansive urban park.

During summer time, one of the most unique things you can do in Central Park is watch a Shakespeare in the Park performance at the Delacorte Theater.

Every summer, the theater has been putting on productions for more than 45 years, and have even seen some world famous actors and actresses perform.

James Earl Jones was once said to have starred in Othello, and Meryl Streep took part in The Taming of the Shrew. 

shakespeare statue central park

In 2024, the theater will be closed due to renovation, but will resume in 2025, but that doesn’t mean the Shakespeare will stop! You can…

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